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  1. jaypeecee

    Choosing Aquarium Plants For Soft And/Or Hard Water

    Hi Folks, I very recently got myself a copy of Diana Walstad's book, Ecology of the Planted Aquarium. In this book, Diana Walstad discusses plants that are suitable for soft vs hard water. Plant requirements on plant labels may specify lighting, temperature and CO2 requirements. But, they don't...
  2. GreyFoxIndy

    Best water changing solution here in the UK??

    Hey guys. About to create my first nature scape tank in a couple of weeks. Gathering my supplies. So I was wondering what everyone is doing to change the water? I see this python changer getting a lot of positivity in the USA. But what about the UK? My concern about the python is how much...
  3. jaypeecee

    Aquarium Water Electrolytes

    Hi Folks, Recently, I have been making good use of the UKAPS thread entitled Sodium And Plants. I would like to extend this beyond sodium and beyond plants. Hence this new thread. I have found it difficult obtaining information about freshwater aquarium electrolytes pertaining to all aquarium...
  4. D

    Tiger Shrimp water parameters: tap & tank inconsistency

    Good evening all, I've kept Tiger Shrimp a few years back in regular tap water and they lived for a year or so but didn't breed, and I want to do it right this time. My current setup has been running for a month and a half. It's a planted 40x40x30 filled up to about 12cm (18-20 litres) with...
  5. jaypeecee

    Water Column / Substrate Fertilization

    Hi Folks, Haven't been on here for a very long time. I have a 125 litre tropical planted tank with custom LED lighting and CO2 injection. I currently use Seachem Flourish (+ Flourish N + Flourish P, as required) but I sometimes wonder if I should also be using root feeding in the substrate. In...
  6. MrHammonds

    Fish for my new 180l Tropical - Soft Water

    Hello! So, I've got the new tank planted and set up, just in the process of waiting for it to cycle (with seeded media.) I went for a tropica substrate capped with a 2-4mm rounded gravel on top, was going to go full biotope but did so much research that I eventually talked myself out of doing...
  7. MrHammonds

    Questions regarding soft water areas and 'Walstad Method'.

    Morning all, my first post on this forum as I'm struggling to get a clear answer whilst doing my 'google' research! I've been running a couple of planted, 'low/ medium' tanks so far, a 46l and a 125l tropical. They have both seen good planting results with a seachem fluorite base on one and a...
  8. MiZuboov

    Param of water in aquascapes?

    Hallo! What do you think, what param of water in aquascpapes is optimal? Given that I will to use all products of ADA (MH - lightning, additivies, fertiliziers) I have RO\DI Spectrapure and I can to make anything parameters of water. I want to know dKh, dGh, pH (in the middle of the day, before...
  9. John P Coates

    Plant Nutrient Intake

    Hi Folks, I would like to better understand the mechanisms by which aquatic plants take in nutrients. Firstly, are aquatic plants equally able to absorb nutrients through their roots and leaves? Which of these do they prefer? Some plants, e.g. Anubias, are normally grown on driftwood or rocks...
  10. Chris25

    Water Chemistry from really hard water

    Hi all, I live down in Southampton and have stupidly hard water! I want to try and breed and raise discus and am struggling to get my parameters correct. I have a bare bottom 100l tank which I've setup with an air filter and air stone. I have put in some moss balls from another tank and there...
  11. John P Coates

    KH Stability

    Hi Folks, In my tropical planted tank (including fish), I use RO water to which I add Tropic Marin Re-Mineral Tropic salts. I also add sodium bicarbonate to bring the KH and GH to 5°dH and 7°dH, respectively. In as little as 9 days, the KH has increased to 6.5°dH. When KH = 6.5°dH, pH varies...
  12. RolyMo

    TDS Meters Which One?

    Not that I like researching the hell of each item I buy for my tanks, but rather I want to make sure I am getting the right thing for the job and not buying cheap and end up buying twice. So with my new shrimp tank project just kicked off, a kind member suggested I get a TDS meter off ebay...
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